Christmas is my favourite time of the year.
There’s just something about the festive twinkling lights along the street, tall decorated pine trees set up everywhere—and of course, the spirit of feasting, giving, and merry-making— that make this holiday such a joy to celebrate.
If you’re looking for gorgeous places to dine at this Christmas with your loved ones and family, we’ve got you covered. From luxurious hotels to rustic restaurants, here are 22 epic Christmas dinners & buffets for a merry festive celebration this 2019.
1. InterContinental Singapore
This season, InterContinental Singapore‘s Yuletide feasts are themed “A White Christmas”, inspired by the wintery Christmases of the Nordic region.
You can look forward to lavish epicurean feasts at Ash & Elm from 24 November – 30 December 2019. The highlight of the festive season is definitely its Christmas Day Champagne Brunch (S$148++ – S$188++ per adult). It features the finest produce like authentic Nordic cheeses, salmon, and vegetables, which are flown in directly from Iceland, Sweden, Finland, and Norway.
The Lobby Lounge‘s iconic Classic Afternoon Tea (S$88++ for two pax, inclusive of coffee and tea) will also feature adorable festive-themed treats, like a Christmas bauble-shaped Vanilla Mousse Financier that’s made of moist almond cake topped with vanilla mousse; Dark Chocolate Mousse with Lingonberry Confit, and more. Guests can also choose to top up S$30 for two flutes of champagne.
If you’re looking to celebrate the festive season with a cocktail or two, be sure to try InterContinental Singapore’s Idlewild. It’s a modern and retro-luxe cocktail bar that’s inspired by the golden age of air travel and dishes out decadent and world-class cocktails that are bound to impress you.
For Christmas, Idlewild has concocted a special cocktail titled Joyeux Noel (S$24++), which is a midwinter cocktail inspired by the classic Christmas eggnog. It’s made of spiced poached pear purée, tequila, pear liqueur, and egg yolk, and topped with salted caramel cream.
2. The Westin Singapore
The Westin Singapore is located right in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District and its all-day dining venue, Seasonal Tastes, is situated on the 32nd floor of the hotel. Boasting unparalleled views of Marina Bay, this makes it a perfect place to have your Yuletide celebrations with your loved ones and friends.
Its Festive Buffet (S$68++ – S$108++, available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for lunch and dinner) features all-time favourites like Rolled Turkey With Bread & Walnut Stuffing and Maple Truffle Glazed Gammon Ham, and an impressive spread of fresh seafood on ice, such as Canadian lobsters, prawns, crab claws, and more.
If that isn’t enough to entice you, its international buffet offerings are bound to make your mouth water—expect delectable dishes such as Wok Braised Crab with Singapore Chili Crab Sauce and Impossible Beef Lasagna, and finish off your meal with a sweet treat or two from its festive log cakes and desserts. Do note its buffet menu is subject to change.
Get 20% off The Westin Singapore’s Chocolate Whiskey & Chestnut Log Cake (S$65) when you order online from 25 Nov to 13 Dec using the promo code “Seth20”.
Andaz Singapore is one of my favourite hotels to go to because of its central location in Bugis, and its many dining options, such as Alley on 25, Mr Stork, and 665°F, which all never fail to disappoint.
This Christmas, all three of its dining establishments are presenting a decadent and exciting line-up of events, activities, and food. If you have a tacky Christmas sweater, be sure to wear it to Alley on 25’s Ugly Sweater Christmas Party (S$148++ – S$188++ for adults) where you’ll not only be treated to amazing Yuletide delights like Prime Rib Roast Beef and Glazed Kurobuta Ham, you might also walk away with some great prizes. Talk about a real celebration!
If you’d like a fixed menu, 665°F is offering a fantastic Three-Course Christmas Menu (S$158++ per pax) where you’ll get to enjoy decadent dishes like Winter Truffle Linguine, USDA Prime Striploin (200g), and Festive Christmas Cake. You’ll also get a glass of Delamotte champagne, perfect for a toast with your family and loved ones.
4. Pan Pacific Singapore
Pan Pacific Singapore‘s Yuletide offerings are as classic as they get.
Edge, which hosts the award-winning hotel’s international buffet line, has an extravagant Christmas spread which features traditional and well-loved classics like Pineapple & Honey-Glazed Bone-In Gammon Ham and Eight Spices Roasted Whole Turkey.
A range of seafood dishes complement the delicious line-up of festive treats, and you’ll be treated to fresh seafood on ice, such as Boston Lobster and Alaskan King Crab, as well as barbecued and cooked favourites like Citrus Marinated Whole Salmon Fillet, Dry Curry Crab with Deep-fried Golden Buns and Whisky Glazed Seafood Bisque.
5. Grand Hyatt Singapore
All of Grand Hyatt Singapore‘s five restaurants have something grand to offer this Christmas. Be it global favourites at mezza9 or eclectic local dishes at StraitsKitchen, there’s something for everybody.
My personal favourite is Oasis Restaurant, where you can enjoy a poolside dinner while surrounded by lush greenery. Tuck in to Barbeque Roasted Whole Tom Turkey With Apples & Thyme Stuffing, Roasted Mottainai Lamb Leg With Pomegranate Glaze, and Char-grilled Grass-fed Beef while knocking back a glass of red wine. And if you’re a seafood lover, be sure to go for its Char Grilled Black Tiger Prawns.
If you’re looking for something out of the box, celebrate Christmas with an Italian touch at Grand Hyatt Singapore’s Pete’s Place, which serves up rustic and hearty Italian fare like Italian Roast Turkey With Lemon & Rosemary and Tiramisu.
Reservations can be easily made through their website.
6. PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road
PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road‘s Spice Brasserie just finished its renovations and sports brand-new decor, just in time for the Christmas festivities.
Its Festive Buffet (starting at S$52 per pax, available from 20 Dec 2019 to 1 Jan 2020) is affordably priced and features Christmas favourites like Traditional Roast Turkey, and modern creations like Bone-in Gammon Ham with Ginger and Sarsi Glaze as well as Roast Duck with Burnt Tangerine Sauce.
If you’re not full from all the delicious baked and grilled dishes, Spice Brasserie’s Asian street food spread will definitely leave you stuffed to the brim—you can look forward to Indian specialities, Korean seafood pancakes, salads, charcoal-grilled delights, “teppanyaki” ice cream, and more.
Not only that, PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road is also home to the award-winning Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant, and its Six-Course Festive Set Menu (S$68 per pax, available from 1 to 31 Dec 2019) is bound to leave you and your family impressed.
Its Festive Premium Selection includes roasted turkey, flatfish in osmanthus sauce with fresh fruits, assorted shredded carrot with assorted mushrooms and jellyfish, pan-fried kurobuta pork in truffle oil, double-boiled abalone with sea whelk and conpoy, and spiky sea cucumber stuffed with minced sakura shrimps.
7. Sofitel Singapore City Centre
Inspired by French haute couture, Sofitel Singapore City Centre‘s Christmas dinners at Racines and 1864 feature timeless French classics—just like iconic fashion staples that don’t go out of style.
Racines’ Christmas Couture Buffet Specials (S$158++ to S$168++ for adults) are only available on 24 and 25 December 2019 and include a full festive spread, Santa Claus appearances, and strolling carollers. Be prepared to be spoiled silly with Executive Chef Jean-Charles’ decadent festive ravioli stuffed with winter harvest truffles, and indulge in his signature pan-seared foie gras with kumquat marmalade.
Plus, be sure to try festive cocktails from 1864, which have been specially prepared by Head Mixologist Michael Mendoza. Sip on Vogue, a blend of Grey Goose vodka, probiotic milk, and acai syrup, or Aged Cosmo, which is an adventurous mix of gin, Cointreau, cranberry and lemon juice, kaffir lime leaf and lemongrass aged in a bamboo stem for 24 hours.
8. Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
I’m not going to lie—just looking at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel‘s festive buffet spread made me drool. Its Christmas offerings start from as early as 1 December 2019 and can be found at Marriott Cafe, the hotel’s international all-day dining restaurant.
Its Festive Buffet (S$68++ to S$88++ for adults, S$35++ to S$44++ for children, available 1 – 23 Dec & 26 – 30 Dec) will definitely get you in the mood for Christmas. The lavish spread includes Christmas classics, Western & Asian delights, fresh seafood on ice that can be grilled upon request, and more.
Plus, other than traditional Christmas offerings like roast turkey and glazed ham, Marriott Cafe’s Christmas Day Buffet (S$138++ to S$168++ for adults, S$60++ to S$70++ for children, available on 24 & 25 Dec) also includes specially curated dishes such as Pan-Fried Duck Foie Gras with Chutney & Relish, Coffee & Chermoula Spiced Beef Brisket, and more.
9. Park Hotel Clarke Quay
If you’re looking for a no-fuss Christmas dinner, Porta‘s intimate Four-Course Festive Set Menu (S$66++ per pax) is perfect for you.
Located on the first floor of Park Hotel Clarke Quay, Porta is a cosy and classy restaurant that serves up modern European cuisine. Its Festive Set Menu starts off with a hearty Vichyssoise with Hokkaido Scallop, which is a potato leek soup topped with avruga caviar and drizzled with herb oil. For mains, pick between the Black Cod and Beef Tenderloin.
Grab a piece of barbecued lamb rack and sit by the glistening pool with Cocobolo Poolside Bar & Grill‘s Festive BBQ Buffet, which is only available on six days: 20 & 21, 24, 27 & 28, and 31 December 2019, from 6.30pm to 10.30pm.
Cocobolo is located on the second floor of Park Hotel Clarke Quay and is well-known for its grilled meats. For just S$78++, you can indulge in a hearty spread of festive favourites and barbecued delights, such as Paprika and Harissa Arrow Squids, Red Curry Spice Tiger Prawn, and Lamb Rack with Whole Grain Mustard.
End off your meal with free-flow Magnum ice cream, log cakes, Christmas stollen, assorted French pastries and mulled wine with pear in casserole.
10. Jamie’s Italian Singapore
It’s never too early to celebrate Christmas with Jamie’s Italian Singapore. Both of its branches—one at VivoCity and another at Forum At Orchard—will be dishing out Christmas specials from as early as 1 December 2019, all the way until 1 January 2020.
Jamie’s Italian Forum offers some great sharing platters, such as Black Angus Tomahawk (S$150.95), which is a giant 1.5kg slab of black Angus beef tomahawk that has been grilled to perfection. Give its Suckling Crispy Pig (S$148.95) a go—it’s an entire suckling pig that has been baked till crispy, and it’s served with potatoes, apple sauce, chilli sauce, and a rocket & radicchio salad.
If you’re dining in groups and would like a fixed menu, 3-Course Menus are available as well and cost anywhere between S$35++ per pax to $55++ per pax, depending on which menu you pick.
Jamie’s Italian: Forum At Orchard, 583 Orchard Road, #01-01/04 Forum, Singapore 238884 | Tel: +65 6655 7676 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 10pm (Mon – Thu & Sun) 11.30am – 11pm (Fri & Sat) | Facebook | Website
1 HarbourFront Walk, #01-165/167, VivoCity, Singapore 098585 | Tel: +65 6733 5500 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 9pm (Mon – Thu), 11.30am – 10pm (Fri), 11am – 10pm (Sat), 11am – 9pm (Sun) | Facebook | Website
11. Oxwell & Co
While Oxwell & Co is known for its fabulous drinks (including its Hendrick’s Gin themed rooftop bar), it has a smashing Christmas menu that’ll be available from mid-Oct all the way until Jan 2020.
I love Oxwell & Co’s festive menu because it is so communal, cosy, and inviting. For starters, be sure to get the Heirloom Tomato & Burrata (S$24), which is a zesty appetiser that’s drizzled with balsamic vinegar and pickled shallots, and Cured Salmon (S$21), which comes with sourdough bread, horseradish cream, and dill cucumber.
The delicious mains are affordably priced between S$26 and S$38, and you can pick between crowd favourites such as the Grass Fed Roasted Sirloin Of Beef (S$38) or exotic picks like Braised Rabbit (S$36), which comes with a creamy sauce.
12. Capella Singapore
Nestled in idyllic Sentosa island, Capella Singapore offers a true respite from the hustle and bustle of Singapore city, and even more so during this holiday season.
Its Christmas offerings include Christmas Day Brunch (S$208++ to S$238++ per adult) at the Grand Ballroom Foyer, where you can look forward to festive favourites such as Roasted Christmas Turkey with Stuffing and Dill Crusted Salmon with Champagne Sauce, as well as modern selections like a fresh seafood spread, a sushi station, a cheese platter, and an assorted salad bar.
If you’re looking to go all out this Christmas, try The Knolls. The decadent Christmas Day Dinner (S$95++ per pax) features Foie Gras Terrine and Smoked Duck, Homemade Gravlax with Oscietra Caviar and Apple Carpaccio, and Slow-Cooked Stuffed Turkey Breast.
You simply have to love Lawry’s The Prime Rib Singapore. From tailor-made plush wool carpets to customised crystal chandeliers and made-to-order dining chairs, dining at Lawry’s is such an indulgent, elegant, and grand experience that it proves to be unforgettable.
Its festive menus this year span across Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve, and are all astoundingly impressive, as expected. If there’s one menu you should try, go for its A Truly Special Christmas Eve 6-Course Set Menu (S$169/S$189 per pax).
The heroes of that menu are its mains: Signature Roasted USDA Prime Rib of Beef with Turkey Combo, which is carved right in front of your eyes from Lawry’s signature silver cart, and Broiled Atlantic Lobster Trio and Wild Salmon Roe, which is served with mashed potatoes, sautéed vegetables, and drawn butter.
Lawry’s The Prime Rib Singapore: 333A Orchard Road, #04-01/31, Mandarin Gallery, Mandarin Orchard, Singapore 238897 | Tel: +65 6836 3333 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 10pm (Sun – Thu), 11.30am – 10.30pm (Fri & Sat) | Facebook | Website
14. Conrad Centennial Singapore
Conrad Centennial Singapore‘s Christmas celebrations have always been so iconic and timeless.
There’s that insanely huge Christmas tree made up entirely of the iconic Conrad teddy bear, the lobby decked out with gorgeous decorations, spirited carolers singing classic Christmas songs, and the food at Oscar’s never fails to disappoint.
This year, Oscar’s festive buffet spread will be available for Lunch (S$65++ per pax, available from 1 – 24 and 26 – 31 Dec) and Dinner (S$82++ to S$92++, available from 1 – 23 Dec and 26 – 31 Dec), and will feature Yuletide classics like glazed ham, roasted turkey, and more.
15. Carlton Hotel Singapore
What better way to celebrate the festivities than with a sumptuous buffet spread featuring traditional Christmas delights and international cuisine at Carlton Hotel Singapore‘s Café Mosaic?
The contemporary café is located on the hotel’s first floor, and the buffet line is packed to the brim with classic Christmas dishes such as Roasted Whole Turkey with Stuffing & Cranberry Sauce and Honey Baked Ham with Pineapple & Raisin Sauce. You can also expect freshly made sweet treats, like Bread and Butter Pudding and traditional Christmas Log Cake.
While the buffet prices (68++ to S$108++ per pax) are inclusive of free-flow soft drinks and chilled juices, you can top up S$35++ for free-flow beer, house pour spirits and wine, and sparkling wine.
16. Hotel Fort Canning
I love dining at Hotel Fort Canning because of how scenic and rustic the entire place is.
Tucked within 18 hectares of lush greenery in Fort Canning Park, this iconic award-winning heritage hotel not only has a rich history—it used to house British military—but also offers a myriad of dining options, like The Salon, Tisettanta Lounge, and the HFC Grand Marquee.
You can look forward to Four-Course Festive Specials (S$48++ to S$58++ per pax) at The Salon, where you’ll be served tantalising dishes such as Snow Crab Salad and 6-hour Sous Vide Turkey Roulade, and Christmas Eve & Day Buffet (S$108++ to S$138++) at The Salon and HFC Grad Marquee, which promises to be the largest of its kind in a hotel.
17. Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore needs no introduction. This award-winning luxury hotel, situated right in the heart of Singapore, is a place like no other—it has wonderfully landscaped waterfall gardens, marbled lobbies, four-storey villas, and so much more.
It’s also one of the few hotels where its restaurants are as equally well-known as the hotel’s name itself, and they pulled out all the stops for Christmas 2019. The Line has 16 live theatre kitchens where chefs will be churning out delectable dishes like Classic Turkey and Roasted Wagyu Prime Ribs. The Rose Veranda‘s festive afternoon high tea buffet has an array of festive bake. And Shang Palace‘s Cantonese spread includes Braised Bird’s Nest with Fish Maw and Hairy Crab Roe and so much more.
For the full range of restaurants, offerings, and prices, visit Shangri-La Hotel Singapore’s website.
18. Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa
Shangri La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa is the only beachfront resort in Singapore, so you can look forward to a blissful spa-like experience whenever you visit. From pampering spa sessions to an indulgent feast at any of its six restaurants and bars, this family-friendly beachfront resort truly is a perfect place to unwind.
The Silver Shell Café and Barnacles By The Sea Christmas Eve & Day Lunch/Dinner Buffet Spreads (S$48++ to S$198++) include fresh Alaskan crabs, Boston lobsters, traditional roasts, as well as Asian and Indian highlights, like Tandoori Turkey.
Not to mention, the Silver Shell Café has a sweet treat just for the little ones: there’s a scaled-to-height buffet area for children, which includes gingerbread cookies, chocolate Santas, and a larger-than-life 10kg Panettone.
19. Hotel Jen Orchardgateway
If you’re looking to pair Christmas dinner with festive shopping, Hotel Jen Orchardgateway is perfect for you. Located at Orchardgateway, which is conveniently at Somerset MRT, this urban and vibrant hotel gives you direct access to a wide array of shopping and entertainment options along Singapore’s retail belt.
Its all-day dining restaurant, [email protected], is located on the 10th storey of the hotel and has curated a special Christmas menu just for this festive season. Highlights from its Festive Buffet Dinner (S$48++ to S$78++, available from 1 – 23 and 26 – 30 Dec) and Christmas Eve & Day Dinner (S$108++ to S$138++) include Gammon Ham Glazed with Mint Soda, Sausages in festive colours, and an Insta-worthy doughnut wall and dessert shooters.
Not to mention, the Christmas Eve & Day Dinner spreads include free-flow Prosecco too!
20. Hotel Jen Tanglin
Hotel Jen Tanglin is located at the quieter end of Orchard Road—near Cuscaden Road, to be exact. It’s perfect for families who love to bask in Christmas festivities along Orchard Road, but wish to dine in a more secluded and quiet area.
It has a total of four restaurants and two bars. For Christmas dinners, check out J65, which hosts the hotel’s international buffet line. Not only will there be live seafood and barbecue cooking stations, there will also be scrumptious festive offerings such as Champagne Pork Ribs, Whole Baked Norwegian Salmon and Asian Percik Style Roasted Turkey.
Its Festive Seafood Buffet Dinner (S$78++ to S$88++ per adult) starts from as early as 28 November 2019, which is great if you’d like to get a kickstart on the Christmas festivities. Plus, there’s an early bird promotion: if you make a reservation and pay in full from 1 November – 14 December 2019, you’ll get 20% off your total bill.
21. PARKROYAL on Pickering
PARKROYAL on Pickering‘s acclaimed Lime Restaurant is serving up an extensive selection of gourmet festive eats—so much that I bet you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Its Festive Buffet Lunch and Dinner (S$56++ to S$157++) will be available from 25 November 2019 – 1 January 2020, and you’ll be able to enjoy Yuletide favourites like Turkey Masak Merah, Oven Baked Pork Prime Ribs with Spicy Tomato Paste, and Grilled Beef Sirloin with Cognac and Mix Peppercorn Cream Sauce. Not to mention, you’ll also be able to try the meatless Beef Wellington made from the BEYONDTM meat patty.
Be sure to visit the live stations to get Mexican Quesadillas, and end off your meal on a sweet note by customising your very own Cheesecake at the dessert station.
Mitzo takes traditional Cantonese cuisine and gives it a contemporary twist. This is reflected not only in its food, but also in its design—the restaurant is decked out in plush leather seats, eclectic and colourful glass screens, and is accompanied by an award-winning bar that’s known for its artisanal cocktails.
Located at Grand Park Orchard, Mitzo’s unique take on Cantonese cuisine can be seen in its festive menu as well. Its Festive Menu (S$88++ per pax) spans five courses, and includes dishes such as Pumpkin & Scallop Soup with Caviar, Mitzo’s Festive Wagyu Beef Cheek, and Black Pepper Turkey Fried Rice.
Pair your Christmas dinner with its limited-edition festive cocktail, Santa’s Roots (S$18++), which combines ginseng and cinnamon-infused bourbon, chocolate bitters, goji berry syrup, egg white, and pinot noir foam.
Mitzo: 270 Orchard Road, Level 4, Grand Park Orchard, Singapore 238857 | Tel: +65 6603 8855 | Opening Hours: 12pm – 2.30pm (Mon = Fri), 11.30am – 2.30pm (Sat & Sun), 6.30pm – 10.30pm (Daily) | Facebook | Website
Be it traditional Christmas offerings such as roast turkey and honey baked ham, to more modern creations like poolside barbecue spreads, and even Cantonese or Nordic delights, this list of Christmas dinners and buffets has got you covered.
It’s time to feast and be merry. Happy Christmas!